Away from home, Paraná leads, but ends up yielding a draw to Ceará
With situations defined in Series B, Ceara e Parana Club they met on Saturday night (19), at Arena Castelão, in Fortaleza, for the 37th and penultimate round of the second. The confrontation was for the interim coach, Fernando Miguel, promote the debut of some players in the basic categories of tricolor. On the field, the duel had a slower pace, gaining airs of intensity at 17 ′ in the 2nd half, with the goal of Lucas Taylor, who left the bench to open the scoring, however, the hosts drew ten minutes later, with Bill, from a penalty, and the result lasted until the final whistle.
The tie kept the team from Paraná in 14th place, now with 42 points, while the Alvinegra team, which reached 54 points, fell to 9th position. The tricolor ends its participation in the competition next Friday (25), at 7:15 pm, when he receives Tupi-MG, at Durival Britto Stadium. Ceará, on the other hand, goes to São Januário to face Vasco, on Saturday (26), at 17:30.
Ceará presses, Marcos closes the goal and first stage ends with score zero
Two teams without great pretensions in the final stretch of the Serie B, modified teams, in addition to an empty Castelão Arena, the scenario indicated a slow and low intensity duel, however, the hosts tried to modify this panorama right at the beginning of the match. At 3 ′, full-back Eduardo managed a good escape on the left, and crossed the area, but goalkeeper Marcos appeared to clear it. Once the initial gas had passed, the confrontation began to take place in a cadence and with many wrong passes, Paraná had its first good chance only at 15 ′, Diego Tavares advanced and launched for Yan Philippe, who would be in great conditions to finish, however, the white-blooded defense appeared to make the cut.
In a disorganized way, Ceará sought to enforce the command of the field, and tried to put pressure on the paranista team, which had good defenses by Marcos to keep zero on the scoreboard. At 22 ′, Rafael Costa appeared to complete a corner kick, heading at close range, and watching the tricolor archer save in the reflection. The goalkeeper from Paraná had to work again at 35 ′, holding up a good finish from Richardson, who risked from outside the area, and then also counted on the opponent's mistake, after Tiago Cametá's cross, Bill tried to make a header, sending over of the goal.
The end of the first stage was marked by insistent attempts by the principals, who always arrived at speed. At 42 ′, Wescley invaded the tricolor area and amended the kick, which scraped the crossbar. Despite the volume of play in the first stage, Ceará was unable to balance the nets, and the two teams went to the break with equality on the scoreboard.
Tricolor opens the scoreboard, but the hosts leave everything the same
For the 2nd half, Paraná came with two changes, the goalkeeper Marcos and the right-back Leandro Silva left, for the entries of Hugo and Lucas Taylor, changes made by the coach Fernando Miguel in order to "rotate" the squad. Although modified, the paranista team did not present a very different posture from the one they had in the first stage, remaining more backward and waiting for the opponent in the defense field. Ceará, on the other hand, was unable to maintain the same pace as it had been, and the duel proved to be truncated in the middle of the field.
The confrontation continued with few emotions, but the white team was looking for the game, however, the tricolor managed to surprise the opponent at 17 ′. Lucas Taylor was launched in the area, passed the mark and hit the cross, at the goalkeeper's exit, sending it to the back of the net, and generating applause from the fans of Ceará, which sounded in protest to the home team. Paraná did not have much time to celebrate, at 26 ′, Rafael Costa entered the area and played for Bill, who finished the letter, but the ball ended up hitting Pitty's hand, penalty! The attacker himself went for the charge, commanding Hugo's left corner, and matching the marker.
After the goals, the confrontation returned to the fastest pace, and, again, the hosts were more incisive in the attack. At 38 ′, Tiago Cametá crossed in the area, Rafael Costa headed and the ball went over the goal. The alvinegro team was still searching for the turnaround, however, the reaction was stopped by the tricolor defense, which managed to hold the pressure of the opponent, maintaining the tie on the scoreboard and returning from Fortaleza with a point in the luggage.
CEARÁ 1 X 1 PARANÁ CLUB
Ceará:Everson; Tiago Cametá, Ewerton Pascoa, Valdo and Eduardo; Richardson, Raul (Robinho), Felipe Menezes and Wescley; Bill and Rafael Costa.
Paraná:Marcos (Hugo); Leandro Silva (Lucas Taylor), Pitty, João Paulo and Rafael Carioca; Wellington Reis, Jhony, Leandro Vilela, Alesson (Núbio Flávio) and Diego Tavares; Yan Philippe.
Local:Castelão Arena, in Fortaleza (CE).
Date / Time:11/19/2016, at 7:30 pm (Brasília time).
Referee: Wagner Reway (MT).
Assistants:Eduardo Gonçalves da Cruz (MS) and Fábio Rodrigo Rubinho (MT).
Audience / Income:1.355, total/R$ 6.970,00
Yellow Cards:Jhony (Paraná).
Goals:Lucas Taylor, at 17 ′ in the 2nd half for Paraná. Bill, from the penalty spot, at 27 ′ in the 2nd half for Ceará.
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